new name: Soraya Gutiérrez (f) human rights defender
On 13 February 2003, a group of unidentified gunmen armed with sub-machine guns
reportedly opened fire on the vehicle in which human rights defender, Soraya Gutiérrez
was travelling in Bogotá.
managed to escape unhurt.
is a human rights defender with the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados
'José Alvear Restrepo', 'José Alvear Restrepo' Lawyers' Collective.
At the time of the attack she was driving an armoured car assigned to the Lawyer's Collective as part of the government's protection program for human rights defenders.
Prior to the attack Soraya Gutiérrez
had reportedly received several anonymous telephone calls.
The attack against Soraya Gutiérrez follows a reported death threat against a member of the Lawyer's Collective by army-backed paramilitaries and increased surveillance of
- expressing concern for the safety of Soraya Gutiérrez and other members of the
Corporación Colectivo de Abogados 'José Alvear Restrepo' 'José Alvear Restrepo'